El Diablo. Control line stunt model.
Quote: "Exciting, you say? Brother, it is spiffy looking, rugged as all get out, and flying fool besides. El Diablo, by Harold Reinhardt.
El Diablo was not designed, it was just built. It was three days before the Plymouth Elim-inations and I found myself without an air-plane. So, I started building a plane that would be simple, strong, smooth but tight turning, and wicked looking. When I got done, it looked like the devil, so I named it El Diablo, which means 'The Devil' in Spanish.
It flies very well with a Fox .35 but any engine from a .19 to a .49 will do. Construction is very simple if you follow the plans and the article carefully.
Start construction by building the wing, since the whole airplane is built around the wing. First, make a rib template from tin-can stock. Make up a set of ribs by cutting around the pattern on 1/16 stock. Stack the ribs and the false ribs together and sand them smooth. Cut them in half where the full depth spar will separate them, and cut the notch for the leading edge. Cut the full depth spar to size, and cement the front halves of the ribs and the false ribs in place, being sure to center them. Add the leading edge, then the back halves of the ribs..."
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Update 05/01/2019: Added article, thanks to RFJ.
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